Multi-use courts are courts that are marked for use with multiple sports. Usually these courts are marked for one primary sport and then “ghost lines” are implemented in a different shade or color. The ideal court for your needs will likely depend on your specific needs and intended use for the court. There are both advantages and disadvantages to obtaining a multi-use court for your backyard court.
Having a court in your backyard can help encourage outdoor activity. This can create a healthier lifestyle for those living in the home. Most sports that are played on a court are designed to be played with multiple people, so a backyard court can help providing a bonding activity for residents. A multi-use court allows individuals to play multiple sports on the same court. This can be extremely helpful, especially if residents have a broad array of sport-related interests. It usually is not a viable option to have multiple courts installed in the backyard, so a multi-use court can be created to allow the play of pickleball, tennis, and basketball on a single court.
Markings for multiple sports on a single court can be confusing for players. For this reason, multi-use courts are prohibited from hosting many specific competitions. This likely won’t be an issue for a backyard court, but it is worth consideration. Additionally, the presence of a basketball hoop can potentially impede the play of other sports, like tennis or pickleball.
The best court for your yard will depend on how you intend to use the court. If you are only interested in playing a single sport, a sport-specific court might be the best bet for you. However, if you want the versatility and capability to play multiple sports on your court, you should consider implementing a multi-use court in your yard. To learn more about choosing the ideal court for your needs, contact us at Utah Court Surfacing today!